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Not quite sure what species but certainly belongs to the pitviper family because of the loreal pits. Probably a typ of rattlesnake. Happy if anyone can identify it.
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Featured in:Closeups In Nature. Feb. 2010
animal, nature, pitviper, reptile, snake, wildlife, rattlesnake, loreal pits, waiting, patients, scales
Really cool!! Looks great large :>)
Many thanks Marleia. Sorry I took so long to answer.
Thanks very much for your comment Michael.
Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group
Thank you very much indeed Dennis for this feature. It is greatly appreciated.
Congrats! You’ve been featured in the Closeups In Nature group! :)
Many, many thanks Angela for this feature.
Great image – hope you had a long lens for this shot! :)
Thanks very much Susan. Didn’t need one, I took this in an open snake pit with a small wall between me and my model.
Mamba this image is so wondeful, the colors are spectacular, the closeness to the subject is amazing, superb!
This was an easy one, he didn’t move an inch. Thanks Dania.
Wow – magnificent colours. Where did you take this picture? Curious as you dont mention it.
Many thanks indeed Betty. I took this in an open pit at the Hartbeespoort Dam Reptile Park in South Africa.
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